jammu and kashmir

Srinagar-Jammu NH reopens partially; fog hits trains in north

Sunday, January 08, 2017


After remaining cut off for two consecutive days due to heavy snowfall, the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway reopened partially for traffic on Sunday, even as dense fog led to the delay of nearly 50 north-bound trains. A day after the national capital received its first spell of winter rains, there was a slight chill in the …

Two Kashmiri boys to play for Spanish League

Saturday, January 07, 2017


From the shadow of guns in Srinagar to football grounds in Spain, it will be a long journey for two Kashmir boys who will be the first from the Valley to play in the prestigious Spanish league. Basit Ahmed and Mohammed Asrar Rehbar, both aged 18, will play with Sociedad Deportiva Lenense Proinastur – a …

Farooq Abdullah attacks people calling him ‘Pakistani’

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Srinagar: In a scathing attack on those calling him “anti-national and Pakistani“, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said if the BJP-PDP coalition government “is not anti-national” for advocating talks with all stakeholders, including the Hurriyat, how can he be given the label for doing the same. Farooq sought “meaningful dialogue” for ending political …

PDP-BJP govt allowing step-by step erosion of Article 370: Omar Abdullah

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Srinagar: After the Supreme Court held that Jammu and Kashmir has “no vestige” of sovereignty outside Indian Constitution and its own statute which is subordinate, Omar Abdullah on Sunday hit out at PDP-led government saying its “weak” legal defence of state’s special status was “alarming” as it was allowing “step-by-step erosion” of Article 370. Asking …

Cold grips Valley; Leh coldest at -10.9 degree Celcius

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Srinagar: Kashmir division reeled under sub-zero minimum temperatures as Leh in Ladakh region was the coldest recorded place at -10.9 degrees Celsius. “Leh recorded a low of -10.9 degrees Celsius last night. Kargil town, also in Ladakh region, recorded a minimum temperature of -10.2 degrees Celsius,” an official of the MeT department said. He said …

Former Pak armyman arrested by BSF along International Border in Samba

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Jammu : An ex-army man from Pakistan was arrested by BSF while he was trying to sneak into the country from the International Border (IB) along Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. The intruder, who was nabbed last evening, has been identified as Mohammed, 65, of village-Gandyal in Pasroor tehsil of Sialkot, which is in …

Grave mistake to always blame Pakistan for Kashmir unrest: Omar Abdullah

Saturday, December 03, 2016


Baramullah (J&K): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday criticised the Centre for failing to take concrete measures to curb the unrest in Kashmir post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani and said that it would be a “grave mistake” to always blame Pakistan and turning a blind eye to …

Terror attack on Army Unit in Nagrota ; 2 soldiers injured

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Two soldiers have been injured in a terror attack on an army artillery unit in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. Firing is still on between the army and the terrorists. The terrorists threw grenades at the camp in Nagrota, around 20 km from Jammu and on the highway, at 5.30 am and …

After ‘scooty’ scheme, J&K govt starts cycle scheme

Monday, November 07, 2016


Srinagar: After the ‘Scooty’ scheme for girls, Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced the launch of All Terrain Bike (ATB) programme for meritorious boys of lower economic strata. The state government has, on the initiative of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, announced the launch of All Terrain Bike (ATB) scheme for meritorious boys on the …

12 injured in clashes in Srinagar

Saturday, November 05, 2016


Srinagar: Following tension in the valley,  at least 12 people were injured on Saturday in fresh clashes between protestors and security forces, following death of a 16-year-old boy due to alleged poisoning in Eidgah area of the city. Qaiser Sofi from Eidgah area of the city died at a hospital here this morning. After his …

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